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#107991 Grant Writer

Extended Review Date: Mon 5/17/2021

A cover letter is required in order for your application to be considered complete.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/09/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/18/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area. It encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. It receives partial funding from a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH, National Center for Advancing Translational Science.

The ACTRI Grant Writer will be responsible for CTSA NIH proposal submissions, ORU and annual report submissions. Will serve as primary writer for ACTRI and will organize, analyze and interpret complex, medical, scientific and/or technical data, to produce clear, cogent communication by applying knowledge of biological sciences to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts. Incumbent will serve as the point person for obtaining, organizing and compiling information to write/edit/compile large, multi-department and multi-institution funding submissions.

Collaborates with the Communications unit including: overseeing and editing the work of the Media Communications Specialist and contractors for web and graphic design, collaborating with Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Chancellor’s office teams on press releases, announcements, responses to requests for information, and social media and web strategy, requiring political acumen and discretion. The incumbent must understand and be able to apply principles of target marketing to development communications, understanding both the psychological research and statistical techniques, as well as high level health policy deliberations.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training

  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.

  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate editorial style and publication guidelines.

  • Proven track record with writing and submitting grant applications, particularly in large science grants.

  • Strong skills to write clear, lively, engaging and compelling copy in a variety of styles appropriate to target audiences and/or the broader public, while ensuring adherence to the location's message.

  • Thorough knowledge of the location, including its mission, goals, achievements, infrastructure, programs, and policies.

  • Thorough knowledge of issues in higher education, a specialized academic discipline or field and/or health sciences.

  • Proficient experience in computer applications for publishing, image handling, and/or web production.

  • Demonstrated research and fact verification skills.

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including active listening and effective collaboration skills.

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Superb attention to detail, project management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders on project timelines and provide written and oral reports to the team and stakeholders on the status of active projects and action items.


Master's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required based on approaching deadlines.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.


UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

UC San Diego School of Medicine
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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.